Comic 395 - Shirt Design 2

11th Jul 2013, 8:22 PM in Special
Shirt Design 2
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 11th Jul 2013, 8:22 PM edit delete
Personally, I like this one a LOT. Whereas the first one is rather subtle in design focusing on "Rain, the character", this one draws a bit more attention to the themes of "Rain, the story". I know some people are closeted and would probably hesitate to wear something this, but I personally think this is an important option to offer. My only regret is that I haven't revealed the pansexual and intersex characters yet so I can't have their colors quite yet.

To answer a couple of questions: Yes, you can remove the words if you don't want them. Yes, there will be variations featuring solo representations of the above characters (including splitting Maria and Rudy) if you just want your favorite character or the "pride umbrella" you identify with. Yes, it could eventually come in more than just white. And no, I don't know how much it will cost yet.

Feedback would be super appreciated. Do you like this? Would you buy it? I want to know whether your approve or disapprove so tell me what you think! ^_^
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delorean225 11th Jul 2013, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
I really like this one. Gonna buy!
Julia KaNeko 11th Jul 2013, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Julia KaNeko
I get Rain's and Rudy & Maria's, but what are the other colors represent...?
Jocelyn 11th Jul 2013, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
@Julia KaNeko

I'll just list them all in case anyone else is lost:

Rain - Transgender Pride
Maria/Rudy - Gay/Lesbian Pride
Fara - Bisexual Pride
Kylie - Genderqueer Pride
Gavin - Hetero Pride (yes, that actually exists)
Chanel - Asexual Pride
Nightsky 11th Jul 2013, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
I know Chanel's is the colors for asexuality. I assume Fara's are for bi/pan, and Ky's is for genderqueers. And Gavin's probably just straight, since black and white are the opposite of a rainbow.

EDIT: Ninja'd. By the way, maybe you could have Jessica under Rain's umbrella as an option, too?
Jocelyn 11th Jul 2013, 9:30 PM edit delete reply

I decided to condense it to just the main characters (and primary representatives of their respective pride colors). If I included Jessica under Rain's umbrella, I'd have to include two/thirds of the overall cast under Gavin's. XD
Nightsky 17th Jul 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
True, though that gives me a sudden thought: Is "Emily" not part of the main cast?
Kitsune kun 11th Jul 2013, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Moon Warrior 12th Jul 2013, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
Moon Warrior
yeah i would totally buy one of these
Guest 12th Jul 2013, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Do you also support "white pride" and "black pride", Jocelyn?
Jocelyn 12th Jul 2013, 7:25 AM edit delete reply

I support everyone's right to be happy and free and proud, regardless of skin color, ethnicity, sex, gender, orientation, age, abledness, and anything else.
j-eagle12212012 12th Jul 2013, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
I love this design. I would wear this shirt with pride and hopefully enlighten any one who asked what it means and maybe inspire some people to be themselves ( plus maybe add a few new readers for Jocelyn)
Guest 12th Jul 2013, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Sweet, definitely getting a Ky one :3 I like having a Genderqueer character to identify with.
Jude P. 12th Jul 2013, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
I've seen rainbow umbrellas before, but I bet you could start a business selling various pride umbrellas.
Jude P. 12th Jul 2013, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Be careful about "heterosexual pride" though. Most of the people who talk about "straight pride" are whiny homophobes, so it has kind of a bad connotation. Also, there was a line I saw the other day that I liked...hang on...
“Gay Pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn’t a Straight Pride movement, be thankful you don’t need one." That line about sums it up.
Taejix 13th Jul 2013, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... Yeah, I'd buy one with Chanel on it. :D

Also, chibi style or not, Gavin's neck just looks a bit off. You might want to tweak it a tad.
KinglyPrince 15th Jul 2013, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
I so wish I could buy one of these shirts but I can't even afford a haircut TT-TT

This really is cute. So many nice colours and I know what they all mean too. Mostly because some time in the past I've identified as every one of these "umbrellas". I was a very confused teen >.>
Marlee-The-Creator 20th Jul 2013, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
A suggestion, I think these would do great as stickers if you had the proper tools/printer to make them! If you made packs, like three per pack for about $2 it's a good way to make money, especially if you make the packs "random" like trading cards :3
SisterCrow 27th Jul 2013, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Love the sticker idea. Though I hate random.
kelverse 29th Jul 2013, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
I would buy this. I would definitely buy this. And the other one, but definitely this one.
Kelly 1st Dec 2013, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
Awesome that you included the Asexual and Genderqueer flags in the umbrellas. *awards cake*
I think I maybe wrong 1st Sep 2014, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
I always had the impression that gender queer was that you dont define to one gender, and Kylie switches would that no be different?
Jocelyn 1st Sep 2014, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
@I think you maybe right

This piece is actually a little dated. Besides wanting to add some of the characters who were more recently outed since this post, I think it'd actually be more accurate to say Kylie is genderfluid. I admit I was a little unclear on some of the terminology with that at the time so, but I've learned a lot more since. :)
Guest 1st Sep 2014, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
omg you replayed quicky
and I was not crital I was more confused.

You got me hooked on this comic... I read it all in a few days and even gave it a friend of mine, and she even read it all in a few days.
thank you
Adela 13th May 2015, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
I'm a recent subscriber to Rain. I love it, and I would totally buy a t-shirt design with this. I also love rain under that transgender umbrella. So adorable! I should ask, can I totally make this a background for my laptop?
Guest 19th Oct 2015, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
Where can I get this?!
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